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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Since we brew beer in the Bavarian tradition at Bayern (which means Bavaria in German) our list of beer styles would not be complete without our most recent addition: Face Plant Doppelweizen. This top-fermented, unfiltered Wheat Bock beer is the counterpart to Bayern’s famous Doppelbock Lager and is decoction-brewed, a technique used often in Bavaria but seldom in the US. The recipe uses five types of malt (Wheat, Pilsener, Carmel, Munich and Chocolate), and has an o.g. of > 17 % Plato, producing a stout 7.5 % Alc. by Vol. As with all Bayern wheat beers, Face Plant surprises with its complex flavor. German Hallertauer Perle hops give this hearty Bock beer a perfectly balanced sweetness. The formulation for this delicate beer came from the Brauerei zum Schiff in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria. Bayern Brewing’s proprietor, Jürgen Knöller, was one of the last of five brewers that brewed this special beer in 1979 before the brewery, which was founded in 1540, sadly closed its doors due to the owner’s passing. In fall of 2007, when it became apparent that the crisis of extremely high raw material prices would continue, the Bayern team decided to test the market with a brew that uses a very large amount of energy and raw materials while being the most difficult, labor-intensive, demanding beer that anyone could create. We told our distributors that we would do two brews at 1000 gallons each to see whether the market could handle the premium price that we had to charge due to these factors. Our "Super Brew" lasted only a couple of months and then completely sold out. So Bayern Brewing continues to brew Face Plant while its popularity continues to grow. Thus Doppelweizen has been revived here in Missoula, Montana, USA. We hope you will enjoy a piece of living beer history and a specialty beer that is truly rare, even in the Northwest’s highly diversified beer landscape.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (13290) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, toffee and light fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a tan head and murky brown color. Aroma is medium malt/wheat-some roasty. Taste is slightly sweet medium malt/wheat-some roasty, hint of spice hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Brown pour with a beige head. Nice wheat, roasted pecans, brown sugar cookie, spice cake aroma. Flavor is sweet and malt forward, roasted nuts, sweet cake.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle… Hazy dark ale that displays burnt orange when held up to bright light. Mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The restrained aroma is deeply roasted with a whisper of caramel, but is somewhat nondescript. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Roasty, toasted grain flavor with light caramel. Crisp, malty finish. Not flashy, but well made and perfectly balanced. Bottle courtesy of jake65!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Muddy amber pour with a smaller creamy head. Nose and aroma of yeast, caramel malt, banana, and dark fruits. Really nice brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Light amber brown, off white head, no lace. Low aroma of bananas, cocoa, and soft spices. Flavours match the nose, but as with most of Bayern’s brews, the palate seems weakly flavored. This wasn’t as anemic as their Dragon’s Breath, but it was still pretty disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle from curly- thanks, Jason! Pours a deep, cloudy chestnut brown color with a thick, frothy off-white head that heavily laces the glass. Aroma of toasted sugars, plums, caramel malts, nuts, wheat, and some earthy, citrusy hops. Flavor of toast, brown sugar, nuts, mixed malts, plums, and dark grains. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a wheaty mouthfeel enhanced by some fruit and sugar sweetness. Kind of dry on the finish. Pretty nice dunkelweizen.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is mostly a rich roasted nose, some chocolate and cocoa. A nice flavor; sweet dry chocolates, grainy, some light spicy hops. Enjoyable. Warm and full of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2010
@ Taphouse Grill. Clear mahogany color/ tan head. Dark wheat toast, banana clove aromas. Smooth medium body. Sweet bread, brown sugar molasses flavors with mild tart wheat, mild spices. good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6625) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Heavy garnet, almost brown, huge fluffy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Certainly looks the part.   Subtle aroma of dark pitted fruit, heavy bready malts, and toasted wheat.   Wheaty start, mild dark pitted fruit and dark breadiness on the tongue.   Smidgen of sweetness.   Has more in common with a bock than a wheat.   Airy on the tongue, but body feels a bock with hits maltiness.   Not very bright, seems a little dull.   Hard to compare when one of my favs is Schneider Aventinus.   For what it is, its entertaining and certainly flavorful.   Wished it to be more wheatish with some minor bock attributes, instead of vice-versa.   Decent however.



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